ON OUR SOAPBOX
|Posted by Tye Shirley on April 23, 2013 at 10:15 AM||comments (0)|
It's Easy Being Green
Our aim is to utilize only sustainable resources in production, recycle, reduce or eliminate the emissions and waste that we generate, and conserve energy and water wherever possible.
How do we do this:
We are virtually paper-free. In an effort to reduce the consumption of paper and paper products we always offer our customers a 'digital receipt-alternative.'
We utilize sustainable resources. When sourcing raw materials, we spend a great deal of time researching our suppliers, their sources, and ensure that the materials we receive are not only superior quality items, but also from sustainable, eco-friendly resources.
We source locally: We also try to source materials from local sources as much as possible when applicable to reduce carbon emmissions related to shipping and transport of those items.
We refrain from using deodorized/bleached materials such as: beeswax, cocoa butter, shea butter. Often times companies will bleach, and deodorize these items before use, to give them a whiter, fragrance-free look and feel. However, this process uses harsh chemicals that are not only contrary to our standards for use for products for the body, it is also bad for the environment.
We don't clean up our bars. When you purchase a bar of soap from a commercial source, and most times other handmade soapers, your bar will have a clean, beveled appearance with each side smooth, and blemish free. The process of doing this usually takes off about 1/5th of the bar, only to be discarded. We like to give our customers the ENTIRE bar, and feel that they understand that this is a less wasteful practice, ultimately giving them more product for their money.
We recycle: Not only do we recycle our boxes, bags, and packing peanuts that we receive from our suppliers, we even recycle rain water (when available), paper, aluminum, plastic tubs, and most of our packaging is made from post-consumer recycled materials.
We utilize the power of the sun: Rather than using electricity to melt our oils and butters for our soaps, during the summer months, we use the radiant heat from the Sun to do just that. We also use sunlight as our lighting source inside our production facility. We only have two lamps in our facility (which are low-energy L.E.D. lights) and these are only used at night-time.
We avoid wasting Phantom Power: All items that remain plugged in continue to trickle energy from the lines, and waste valuable energy, resources, and ultimately result in extra CO2 emissions, which is why, when we are not in our production facility, we have a main 'kill' switch that shuts off power to all items.
|Posted by Tye Shirley on July 29, 2011 at 3:29 PM||comments (0)|
If you're going to be in the Dallas area tomorrow, swing by Celebration Farmer's Market (4503 W. Lovers Lane) tomorrow between 8:00am & Noon. We'll be set up under the tent with our most popular NATURAL soaps such as: Eucalyptus-Cardamom, Honey-Oat-Almond, Coconut-Lime-Verbena, Brummel Shaving Soap, Flower Power, Peppermint-Teatree, Citrus, Orange-Peppermint, and so much more.
-See you there!-
|Posted by Tye Shirley on February 1, 2011 at 11:30 PM||comments (0)|
The bath-bombs curing...
|Posted by Tye Shirley on January 31, 2011 at 2:45 PM||comments (0)|
Yeah, yeah, I know, we're WAY overdue here, but this
myface facebook thing is hard. No matter how many times I try, our page comes up as just another 'human' face-book page, as opposed to the required business / corporation page. I think I've made about five 'error' pages already. But, I think I've got the preliminary work done, now it's just a matter of getting friends. (Won't you please be my friend) I don't wan't to be that weird kid on the playground catching bees with a net all by myself, (again). So here's the link, allegedly to join the official BEAU TYE Facebook Fanpage... click here. Aren't you glad I made a quick link jump, cause the real address is longer than pi.